This course is to provide practical knowledge to navigating watch keeping officers on the application of Collision Avoidance Regulations, to effectively manoeuvre a vessel in heavy traffic areas and prevent close quarter situations and collisions. The navigating officer shall gain confidence in keeping independent bridge watches.
The course covers the STCW requirements of Section A-II/1 for simulator training for Navigation at Operational level, Section A-VIII/2 and Guidance given in B-VIII/2 for Navigation and Watch keeping at the Operational level using the principles of Bridge Resource Management as given in Section A-II/1.
The course takes into account topics from IMO Model Course 1.22 dealing with shipâ€™s manoeuvring characteristics and Bridge Resource Management at the operational level.
- Be able to gain experience in handling ships in heavy traffic areas and to be more confident in keeping independent bridge watches.
- A greater understanding and awareness of efficient bridge procedures during watchkeeping and ship handling.
Contents of the course